14 Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack

Get to know the former pro and current broadcaster Henni Koyack

Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack
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Get to know the former pro and current broadcaster Henni Koyack.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack

1. She was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

2. Her dad is English and her mum is Mauritian.

3. Koyack was inspired to play golf aged nine after watching Jose Maria Olazabal's 1999 Masters triumph.

4. She has had a number of surnames since being in the public eye. Koyack was formerly known as Henni Brockway - her dad's surname - before using her mother's maiden name, Zuel for a period of time. She married professional golfer Tano Goya in 2015 and took his surname until they divorced in 2018. She married her now husband in June 2020 and took his surname,  Koyack.

5. Henni had a decorated amateur career, winning numerous high-level junior and amateur titles including the English Under-15 Championship, Central European Under-16 Championship, Dorset Ladies County Championship, Girls' British Open Championship and Welsh Ladies Open. She also represented Europe at the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup in Sweden.

6. She joined Nick Faldo's 'Team Faldo' after being selected by the six-time Major winner. This allowed her to compete all over the world.

7. Her handicap was 2 at the age of 13.

8. She was the youngest ever player to join the Ladies European Tour aged 13 as an amateur.

Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack

9. She knows David Beckham having previously been signed to the same management company as him. "He is an inspiration to me - he has helped me a lot with advice and how to deal with different things," Koyack told the Daily Mirror in 2008.

9. She is a Buddhist.

10. She retired from professional golf in 2015 after struggling with injuries including a slipped disc in her spine.

11. She is an adidas ambassador.

12. She worked as a broadcaster for Sky Sports before joining GOLFTV in 2019 to lead its Tour player coverage. She works exclusively with Tiger Woods as well as Francesco Molinari.

13. She was married to Argentinian pro golfer Tano Goya from 2015-2018

14. She recently tweeted that she is "a firm believer in getting rid of dress codes. Fullstop. Not an amendment or softening, just no dress code."

Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x